School Meals

Parklands School Meals

All school meals should be paid for via Parent Mail.

Children in Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to 6) can purchase snack each morning (see Snack Menu at the bottom of the page). Snack needs to be paid on Parent Mail too.

Pupils in Year 1 and 2 get free fruit and toast. Pupils in Nursery and Reception get free fruit and milk.

 School meals at Parklands Community Primary are provided by Edsential, who cater for many primary schools across Cheshire West every day. Please download our menu at the bottom of this page.

To ensure that pupils are served quickly and safely, we have changed our meals to a hot packed lunch.

All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are entitled to a free school meal under the government’s ‘Universal Free School Meal’ initiative. Pupils in other year groups may also be entitled to a Free School Meal.

School meals are priced at £2.40 per day. Please click the link below to see if your family could be eligible for

Free School Meals

Please click on the above link to apply for Free School Meals. This also provides additional funding which is vital for our school.

Catering services are provided by Edsential:

Our approach at all times is to offer a quality service with foods from prime fresh ingredients that surpass recommended nutritional guidelines. We produce a two week menu cycle which provides maximum variety for staff and pupils. Our key strategy/belief for the food service is, ‘healthy food is not healthy unless it is eaten’, and we are determined to base our whole planning, procurement and food production cycle on preparing delicious food that is highly popular and will be eaten leaving NO plate waste. When meals are prepared from scratch using prime fresh ingredients it is automatically easier to achieve nutritionally compliant menus.

Ensuring the quality and freshness of our food is only part of the story. We also go to great lengths to guarantee that all our meals are nutritionally sound and well-balanced. The School Food Trust Nutritional Guidelines are hugely important in ensuring the menus we offer within each of the catering facilities meet and often surpass nutritional guidelines.

By using fresh local ingredients from suppliers who are passionate about their food it is easier for us to ensure quality every day. At contract commencement 100% of our supplies are from Northwest suppliers:

  • Fresh Meat is from Marton in Lancashire
  • Fruit and vegetables are from Skelmersdale in Lancashire
  • Frozen products from Ormskirk in Lancashire
  • Cheese and cooked meats are from Longridge in Lancashire
  • Bread and morning goods are from Chorley in Lancashire



Please inform us of any new information not already stated on your child’s data collection sheet. We will pass the relevant information onto the catering team and our staff.

Downloadable Files

Edsential Menu week 1 & 2 Nov

Vegan Hot Meals Starting Monday 21st September

Vegan Hot Packed Lunch Menu

Hot Packed Lunch Menus

Morning Break Menu